The News Room

Stay up to date with our news letters, postings from the MNRF and OFAH that you may missed and much more

MNRF have made two decisions on the Black Bear Hunt, the first one making the hunt permanent and the second regarding baiting. We have also added a link on the history of the Black Bear Hunt. Each link will open a new page on your browser.

On March 13, 2020 the decision to proceed with this proposal was made.In 2014, Ontario introduced a spring black bear hunting season pilot that supported sustainable black bear hunting opportunities. The spring black bear hunting season pilot has continued each year since then. The province has decided to make the pilot a regular annual spring season.

On March 13, 2020 the decision to proceed with the  proposal was made.This change is being implemented by an amendment to Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting). This change will take effect for the 2020 bear hunting season.(Baiting) 

The Time Line of Black Bear hunting in Ontario


Ontario has approved many of the proposed changes to moose management that are intended to make moose tag allocation fairer and more consistent for provincially licensed moose hunters, while helping to support the sustainability of moose populations.  Read the details

Ontario government proposes a full return of spring bear hunt
Almost 21 years to the day since the spring bear hunt was cancelled, the Government of Ontario has proposed to bring it back. Read the full story

Don’t forget our 2019 Deer hunt survey both ONLINE  or Downloadable
This survey is volunterry unlike the MANDATORY MNRF REPORTING

The Politics of Firearms
A letter From the OFAH by Matt DeMille
And while on the topic of Firearms, fees will be on the rise Those details here

Province announces new CWD legislation

The OFAH was pleased to see the provincial government announcement on Wednesday regarding new measures to protect Ontario’s cervid species from chronic wasting disease.
See the whole story

Feral Swine impact on wild game
Great information


The December 2019  version of the Ontario Fish and Wildlife newsletter, filled with all kinds of great information can be Found Here 

Our 2019 Fall Newsletter is now available, you may also want to look at past newsletters from the spring and 2018. Thank you Ed Giffin for the hard work you put into this keeping our Zone informed of what is happening in our area.

Fall newsletter 2019
Spring newsletter 2019
Fall newsletter 2018
Spring newsletter 2018


The New National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative has been formed please read the media release here and check the Priorities and Asks on the main Web Site

The fourth edition of the Ontario Fish and Wildlife newsletter has now been published. Loaded with tons of information, licensing, cold case on missing ducks and more.  View the News Letter Here